25 March 2009

TANZANIA : Inter –Cities Championship: champions dar es Salaam hit Kampala 58-45

Reigning men Inter Cities champions hit Kampala 58-45 in the toughest game of the day 2 played at the Soweto Grounds today. Dar moved closer to topping the pool. Dar were up 28-16 in the first quarter, a low scoring second saw the scores stand at 6-2 in favour of Kampala who also took the third 14-10.

But Dar recovered and grabbed the second 18-10 to carry the day.Charles Manene scored 17 points while George Tarimo managed 15 for Dar who got off to a 85-54 win over Arusha in a late game the previous day where Tarimo nailed 21 points.

Kampala gave as much as they got and it was the Mombasa born Jeff Omondi who was the main point man, dishing out passes and running their plays. He tossed in his team's high of 11 points.

Nairobi.......93 Arusha............02

Nairobi women who did not dress up the speedy Hilda Luvandwa after she sustained an injury in the 64-65 loss to Dar es Salaam in the opener were still all too good for the Arusha side who trailed 0-21 in the first quarter after Nairobi set off to a bright start.

The second quarter was no different, but atleast Arusha's Nunu Idi did hit the target when she tossed in their only basket of the game to the delight of their rooting fans. Nairobi were up 28-2 in this quarter.

After the break, there was too little the home side, despite their fans urging them on, could do as their opponents boasting experience and skill proved the better of the two in this one sided contest. the two teams will meet again today.

Bridgit Nanzala led all scorers with 11 points while Caroline "Majeng" Achieng and Faith Owich each tallied another 10 points a piece. The team had atleast a basket from the entire team in this game played in a hot sun.

Mombasa.... 54 Harare.............45

Patrick Kirui scored the opening five points as Mombasa broke away early to hit Harare 54-45 after a 8-7 lead in the first quarter. the second quarter as a high octane one with Mombnasa up 20-12 and 14-10 in the third. But Harare had the edge in the last one taking a 16-12 lead.

Furaha Odari led with example sinking 13 points while Kirui managed seven. For Harare, Cogan Maboreke scored 11.

Arusha........74 Mogadishu..............59

Host Arusha posted their first win when they dismissed Mogadishu 74-59 in a match played at mid day. They led 29-15 trailed 9-21 in the secodn. Reciovered to take the third 14-10 and were superb in the last with a 20-13 cushion.

Salim Hussein led with 20 points while Ali Omar hit another 14 for the victors. The losers had 15 from Mohammed Ibrahinm and 14 from Mohammed Aziz.

Dar..........151 Arusha........... 13

Dar women set the tournaments highest scoreline when they humilated Arusha 151-13. They took the first quarter 36-5, went a notch higher in the second 47-3, the third was 28-4 and the last 40-1 to hammer home a tough point to Nairobi. Lulu Joseph and Faraja Malaki led the rout with 35 and 30 points respectively.

Todays matches.
Harare v Tanga, Nairobi v Arusha (from 9 am ), Dar v Mogadishu, Kampala v Arusha and Meru v Mombasa. Matchges to be played in courts A and B.

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